New Voices Foundation

Everyone Deserves a Voice

aka New Voices Foundation   |   Research Triangle Park, NC   |  www.newvoicesnc.org

Mission

The mission of New Voices is to improve the education of children with severe communication and physical disabilities. New Voices accomplishes this by increasing awareness of their underestimated potential and elevating the capabilities of families, teachers, and other professionals who work with them.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Sandy McMillan

Main address

New Voices Foundation PO Box 12343

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA

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Formerly known as

Triangle New School

EIN

65-1292930

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children with severe communication and physical disabilities are not achieving their highest potential. There are three barriers limiting their success. 1) Low expectations for students that can not speak or demonstrate what they know; 2) Lack of specialized skills required of teachers and therapists working with them; and 3) Lack of resources, like tools for assessment and special equipment.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Teacher/Professional Training

New Voices Foundation provides training opportunities to those working with New Voices' children to ensure they are the best at meeting their complex needs.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

New Voices provides funds to investigate new tools and techniques to assess students with complex learning needs. These assessment can be for cognitive ability or identifying appropriate technology for student's use for communication or literacy support.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

Annual recognition event for outstanding professionals who exemplify New Voices' commitment to children who cannot speak or use their hands.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

New Voices participates in many activities to improve access to technology and equipment, ranging from engaging with technology leaders to sitting on DHHS committees for assistive technology. New Voices also funds equipment at a school district to classroom level.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

New Voices' is committed to providing guidance and resource information to others interested in starting a similar organization. New Voices' also participates in other groups with similar interests on policy and national issues.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. By raising awareness of the underestimated potential of these children, New Voices will change the low expectations to a presumption of competence and promote inclusion.
2. Provide training to teachers and therapists so they are equipped to help them find a voice and demonstrate what they know.
3. Improve access to equipment by providing equipment and other resources where needed.

By working with five area school districts and other like-minded organizations, New Voices raises money for several programs to accomplish our goals.
1) Scholarship program for trainings
2) Sponsorships for conferences and trainings
3) Grants for equipment and other resources
4) Lara Jane Parker Awards to reward and encourage excellence
5) Events to increase awareness of the capabilities of New Voices children

New Voices' programs are adjusted annually to match our financial capabilities. We do not provide direct services but work to improve the skills and capabilities of others. The more money we have, the more we can do.

1) Over 95% of everyone that has attended a training has reported an improvement of their skills.
2) Over 95% of everyone that has attended an event aimed at increasing awareness of these children's underestimated potential has reported a change of perception of their capabilities.
3) No direct measurement has been made in their area yet.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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New Voices Foundation

Board of directors
as of 4/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donald Stedman

No Affiliation

Term: 2022 - 2019

Sandy McMillan

No Affiliation

Don Stedman

No Affiliation

Richard Cortright

Ruth Morgan

Eugene Lofton

Elizabeth Benefield

Beth Black

Jean Haydon

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/23/2021,

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